Label: Southern Records - 18515-2 • Format: CD • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Punk
Christ, they found a big wall of rejection -- no publisher would let them use the samples. Their reaction? This album, aptly titled Shhh. There are plenty of dance beats and programming to support Nothing Thats New - Chumbawamba - Shhh that do tend to meander a little bit, without the focus they'd gain in a couple more years.
Rex' "Solid Gold Easy Action" -- in fact, spotting the fake sample becomes a fun game to play while listening to this. However, that novelty belittles the politics that lie beneath the music.
Chumbawamba is an anarchist collective, and while the bandmembers wear their hearts on their sleeves, they're very thoughtful and clever, leavening the harsh reality of their political views with plenty of pop culture references and humor, some of it self-deprecating.
But, to be fair, they're still finding their new voice, having left their punk pasts behind, and the momentum of the dance scene hasn't completely caught up with them yet, so much of the music comes across as tentative rather than forceful, which has the domino effect of diluting their most powerful weapon, the lyrics. So, to cut a long story short, it never quite lives up to its potential and the samples probably wouldn't have made it I Allegro - Various - British Symphonies better, frankly.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Jealousy - Chris Caffery - Faces Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Lively Positive Strong Marching. Track Listing. Big Mouth Strikes Again. Nothing Thats New. Snip Snip Snip. Look No Strings. Happiness Is Just a Chant Away.
Pop Star Kidnap. Sometimes Plunder. You Cant Trust Anyone Nowadays. Stitch That. Tiananmen Square. Rubens Has Been Shot. Thats How Grateful We Are.
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